Inauguration of President Rachelle L. Karstens | Briar Cliff University

Inauguration of President Rachelle L. Karstens, J.D.

Igniting Faith. Empowering Learning. Inspiring Service.

Rachelle Karstens JD

The Briar Cliff University Board of Trustees and Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa cordially invite you to the Inauguration of the Eleventh President of Briar Cliff University, Rachelle L. Karstens, J.D.

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About President Rachelle L. Karstens, J.D.

Ms. Karstens is a compassionate and proven leader with a background in higher education, law and fundraising. She most recently served as interim president of Briar Cliff University and has also served as chief of staff and executive vice president since arriving on campus in the spring of 2017.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, April 26

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Campus Tour
Noonan Hall Main Entrance

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All Campus Brunch
Stark Student Center, Briar Cliff University

11:50 a.m.
Classes Dismissed

12:45 p.m. Robing of Delegates

1 p.m. Line-Up for Inauguration Processional

1:30 p.m.
Installation Ceremony
Newman Flanagan Center

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reception
Roth Atrium, Heelan Hall

5 p.m.
Mass
Our Lady of Grace Chapel

7 p.m.
Inauguration Dinner (By Special Invitation Only)
St. Francis Center

View the full schedule of events for the week of Inauguration on the Schedule of Events page.

Inauguration Week Schedule of Events

Accommodations and Directions

Find information on hotels and directions on the Accommodations and Directions page.

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Contact Us

For additional information or questions, please email inauguration@briarcliff.edu or call (712) 279-5400.

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